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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
One year and Eight Hours older;
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:14 AM


     S'funny, I don't notice anything different. Same Aches, Same Pains. Same number of trips to the office for relief. Well, the list goes on. But Ya know what? I feel great that I have another day! That way I can think about modeling stuff and working out modeling problems. And sharing all that hard learned Information and Hit and Miss, successes and failures with you as well.

    Thought about this when I was sitting yesterday being the brunt of a badly but lovingly given rendition of " Happy Birthday" By my Landlady and her Daughter. I have now been modeling fo 71 years with only a few breaks for Uncle Sam and Work!! Boy has the hobby changed. I remember being surprised when My local Hobby Shop started offering Binks Wren Air-Brushes for sale.

      I mean C'mon, this was an Airbrush that Illustrators and Detail Painters used! The fact is the hobby has attracted many tool Mfgr's. Now that they know their tools Can be used on Models. For some, it had to be proven to them. I remember Blackand Decker saying in a letter that the R.P.M. on their Battery Powered drill from over twenty years ago. In a short film I proved to them that it could be nursed along at about Twenty or Thirty R.P.M. by using a feather touch on the trigger.

 Then they went and changed the body so it was not as useful for the modeling purpose it was perfect for. Which was drilling in a fixed height for ship's prop Shaft openings or Tank Rifles in a jig! Oh well, live and learn. Well, my coffee's finished( My favorite cup is empty) so I will wash out the cup and check with ya'll later,Bye


  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:33 AM

Somehow I missed your birthday pst yesterday TB. So I'll wish you a heartfelt if somewhat delayed Happy Birthday! wishes today!

I hope things other than the bad singing went well yesterday!


And if the Grim Reaper shows up at your door punch him in the nose, tell him 'we don't want none of what you're selling here', and slam the door in his face. We want you here for a whole lot longer.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen


  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:21 AM


 Thank You Gamera! I appreciate the thoughts. As to that guy, Well, I hope he's bulletproof cause I have a 44  Aetherial Mag slug with His name on it! I shall( God Willing ) Prevail!!


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